Children's health in the U.S.

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Statista dossier about children's health in the United States

This dossier presents key facts and figures about children's health in the United States. It contains a brief global overview before focusing on the health and care of children in the U.S. Included are figures on diseases, disorders, and health risk factors among children, leading causes of death, health insurance rates, and health care professionals for children.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global overview
    • Under-five child mortality by world region 2019

    • Countries with highest mortality rate among children aged under five 2019

    • Newborn death causes worldwide 2018

    • Number of stunted, wasted and overweight children worldwide in 2018, by region

    • Children and type 1 diabetes worldwide - key facts 2019

    • Top countries by new cases rate of type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents 2019

    • Estimated number of TB incident cases among children by world region 2019

    • Number of new HIV infections among adults and children worldwide 2000-2019

    • Countries with the highest rates of autism among children worldwide as of 2020

  • 2. Diseases, disorders, risk factors
    • U.S. children diagnosed with a developmental disability as of 2015-2018, by condition

    • Prevalence of autism in children aged 8 years in selected U.S. states by gender 2016

    • Percentage of U.S. children with ADHD from 1997 to 2018

    • Share of U.S. children with ADHD as of 2018, by gender

    • Leading U.S. states by lifetime prevalence of asthma among children 2018

    • Share of U.S. children with food allergies in the past year as of 2018, by age

    • Share of U.S. children with skin allergies in the past year as of 2018, by age

    • Percentage of U.S. children and adolescents who were obese 1988-2016

    • Highest obesity rate among 10-17 year-olds in U.S. by state 2017-2018

    • Share of U.S. children and adolescents with oral health problems in 2017, by state

    • U.S. youth who were exposed to secondhand smoke 2013-2016, by age and gender

  • 3. Causes of death
    • U.S. neonatal and postneonatal mortality rates from 1995 to 2018

    • Number of U.S. neonatal and postneonatal deaths from 1995 to 2018

    • U.S. infant mortality rate by state 2018

    • Distribution of sudden unexpected infant deaths in the U.S. in 2018, by cause

    • Number of infant deaths in the U.S. from 2016 to 2018, by leading causes

    • Leading causes of infant death in the United States 2019

    • Leading causes of death among children aged 1-4 years in the United States 2017

    • Leading causes of death among children aged 5-9 years in the United States 2017

    • Leading causes of death among children aged 10-14 years in the United States 2017

    • Leading substances causing pediatric poisoning deaths in the U.S. 2019

  • 4. Health insurance
    • Number of children enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP by U.S. state in 2020

    • Number of Medicaid/CHIP children's health care quality measures 2019

    • Uninsured U.S. children percentage and rate by age 2019

    • Uninsured U.S. children number by age 2019

    • Uninsured U.S. children number by ethnicity 2019

    • Uninsured U.S. children total number by family income 2019

    • Projected number of children enrolled in Medicaid in the U.S. 2020-2027

  • 5. Health care professionals
    • People per active physician in the U.S. by specialty 2019

    • U.S. children and adolescents with a primary care visit by age 2017-2019

    • Share of U.S. children who visited the dentist in the past year 1997-2017

    • Share of U.S. children who visited the dentist in the past year by ethnicity 2017

    • Places of employment for pediatricians in the U.S. 2019

    • Payment methods U.S. pediatricians participated in as of 2020

    • Most rewarding parts of being a pediatrician in the U.S. 2020

    • Most challenging parts of being a pediatricians in the U.S. 2020

  • 6. Miscellaneous
    • Birth rate - U.S. girls aged 10-14 years 1991-2018

    • MMR vaccination rate among U.S. children aged 19-35 months 1994-2017

    • U.S. states with the lowest percent of children receiving vaccinations U.S. 2019

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